Etang des Landes

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Lakes, marshes, and wet meadows, surrounded by woodland, hedges and cultivated land, and plains. Human activities include agriculture, stock-raising, fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This wetland area is important for breeding waterbirds and passage storks, raptors and cranes. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 Grus grus regularly pass.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Inadequate management is the main threat. Late spring fishing resulted in the failure of breeding waterbirds in 1999.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Etang des Landes. Downloaded from on 07/08/2022.